NICK PERKINS, DPT
Physical Therapist/Injury Specialist
Dr. Nick Perkins was born and raised in San Diego, CA. From a young age he was involved in multiple sports, and eventually became a tri-sport varsity athlete during his High School years where he was named North County San Diego’s Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2005. Dr. Perkins was also a youth sports coach where he promoted self-esteem and confidence through fitness at multiple elementary and middle schools in San Diego. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science from the University of California Irvine.
Dr. Perkins received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. The University of St. Augustine’s comprehensive curriculum provided him with a strong background in physical rehabilitation of various patient populations with an emphasis in orthopedic and manual physical therapy. Dr. Perkins is also an assistant instructor in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques with KOH Education.
Dr. Perkins was selected as class representative for the Student Physical Therapy Association (SPTA), and eventually took a leadership role as the SPTA Vice President, where he enjoyed copious opportunities to volunteer and fund-raise for local and national physical therapy initiatives. Dr. Perkins, was also chosen by his professors to be an anatomy tutor, and a Teaching Assistant for the Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation course at the University of St. Augustine. He relished the opportunity to teach his colleagues. Dr. Perkins, received certificates in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex, Extremity Integration, and Myofascial Manipulation in his final trimester. His clinical experiences allowed Dr. Perkins to treat a diverse patient population ranging from dependent geriatrics to advanced athletes in both land based and aquatic settings.
Since starting his career with KOH Physical Therapy, Dr. Perkins has continued to expand his practice by becoming certified in Graston Technique, Certified IASTM Practitioner using Fibroblaster, Muscle Aid Taping, and Fascial Manipulation®. Dr. Perkins also completed continuing education coursework in Total Motion Release Spinal Manipulation as well as a year-long Orthopedic Manual Therapy Seminar Series. Following his passion for teaching Dr. Perkins became a Certified Clinical Instructor and has accepted multiple Physical Therapy Students for clinical internships. He has also initiated teaching by assisting with IASTM using Fibroblaster Seminars with KOH Education.
Dr. Perkins current career goals are to continue his education with clinical specializations to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Dr. Perkins hopes to continue expanding his practice and integrate his passion for athletics and fitness with his therapeutic interventions to bring out the inner athlete in all his patients.